It’s his autobiographical and shamelessly showbiz anecdotes in-between numbers which really delight
She’s famous for her little black dress, but Holly Golightly’s shoes are what you’ve got to worry about filling. Because they’re already firmly occupied in most people’s minds by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hoping to shoo her ghost away is Pixie Lott, pop star turned actress, who plays the girl-about-town in American playwright Richard Greenberg’s stage version of Truman Capote’s novella.
Sean O’Casey’s 1926 play tells the story of the Easter Rising, when Irish nationalist rebels were quashed by British army forces in 1916
Edinburgh is always a treasure trove but it can be hard to find the gold among the glitter. Holly Williams offers up her top picks to delight, surprise, move or provoke
Small but perfectly formed: the novella is back. The slim little sister of your regular novel, a novella is usually defined as coming in under 50,000 words. But any long short story or short novel may slip into the category.
New to the calendar this year are Nile Rodgers' Fold festival, Junction 2, Gala, Sunfall and Caught by the River Thames
Local amateurs are stepping in to play the role of Bottom alongside the professionals in the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The setting of 1950s Verona is mucho, mucho Italiano, but it also proves an effective backdrop for the star-crossed lovers
The future of British theatre is here – and damned if he’s going to be Earth-bound
As artists seek to maximise revenue by pushing their shows to the next level, women are taking the lead in creating unmissable events
Still, it’s a slick show, with plenty of pizzazz and some fun performances
Playwright Richard Bean has never shied away from incendiary issues. So what’s drawn him to, er, snooker? Holly Williams finds out
As a regular fainter, theatre critic Holly Williams was worried the notoriously gory play 'Cleansed' would have her keeling over on press night. She stayed upright...this time
The music, piano-led ballads and squealy 80s power-rock, sounds vaguely familiar yet there are no barnstorming, hummable hits
Sarah Kane's 1998 play is a difficult watch that suggests love is most powerful weapon of torture there is
The play about Rochdale child sex rings leaves us with just a smidgen of hope that the protagonist will rise from the ashes